Th.t crooked rib-bone, which was took from man's fide,
And afhion'd, and moulded to make him a bride;
Was-nevcr quite ftraltcn’d, as well I can prove,
And ne'er wore fuch foftnefs as melted in loVe.
Old Socrates grave, (frl'Titi) rcineniber the pot,
And what a fine jhn'Jtr did fall to his lot.
No other inftance from antiquity quote ;
Modem times difplay without preface or note.
.Pmy look in the hotifes of fame of your friends ;
And fee how the cudgel is held by the ends ;
Is enough to convince, without quibbles or quihif.
That we ne'er (hall take out the curve of the rib.
That Udies are tender, has been an old tfieme,
But is a f.Qion—it lives in a dream.
We'r* caught Sy appearance, that makes the deceit.
And give th^m all credit, bccaufe wc are beat.
If ir.:ro (hottld be faid, 1 (hould not tell a fib.
As each can declare, who has one of the rib.
TVe now drink a health to the Bachelors grey,
A»id fcoiJt they will glide in the honefl old way ^
. To take up a pitcher ar.d dri nk^tp a friend,
( : hey ne'er wii' decay till the world’s at an end.)
At three-fcore and trn they ar; rugged and bold,
They rule their owii wills—f:ot being concroll'd.
Can laugh with a grace, and can dance with an air,
-And chuckle and fnrcr at a young jolly pair. .
^From noify brats—from contjniion are free.
From rtoJefi re athns continue'to be
At a blefTed good didance, as we divine,
Enjoying our friends with glee, mirth, and wine.
Fi^e’ve health in our bodies, content in each breafi }
As for eating and drinking—that’s of the bed :
. We fhall live in peace till the world's at an end,
And ne’er want a wife—vrith a b )tt!e and friend.
A tribute of fenlibility from Frances, to
On feeing her fuckie her Child.
OW ardent foever the lover mav
be previous to marriage—a
child tniift increafe u'id more clofcly
cement his affedions.
A beautiful girl muft ever kindle
emotions ofdcfircift a man of fenfibi-
lity‘; bat a chafte and tender wife,
■with an infant fniiling at her bread:,,
muft be to her hufband the moft ex-
quifitc enchanting obje^l: upon earths
She muft alfo be the moft flatter
ing ; for every endearment beftowed'
upon the child, will find credit in his
heart, as a proof of affeffion beftow
ed on himfelf.
. The wife then, who fuckles her own
infant, evinces her wifdom as w^ll as
her tendernefs ; fhe lays both her huf-
hand and her child under an obliga
tion of kindnefs that can never be ab-
Women fliould recolleft, there is a
time '^en the charms of beauty muft
ceafe, and the paflions of youth give
way to theintcllcftual plealures of old
age. It is then good nature and good
fenfe, with the elTcntial ingredient, a
cheerful difpofiticn, complete the con-
queft of female influence.
Mar. R. Wilkings,
HAS FOR SALE,
At his Store the corner of Market and
Front ftreets, the following
POWDER RED BARK
Tartar Emetic, .Cream Tartar,
Ciauber Salts, Sulpher,
Aloes Hepstic, Magnctia Alba,
Salts ^Vv wmwe^. Blue Stones
Laudanium aod^-Opinm. *
Spirits Hartihi m,
*■ - — Lavender,
■ —■ Nitie,
■ . V, ine,
Camomilt Flowers, Tindurc Bark^ Sa^
Antimony, SpermaMsti, ' Gum Guaicum, ^
AfTafioetida, Manna, Senna Leavds,
Pink Root Qjiick Silver,
Ballam Solder Anis. '*
■ — — Capavi,
Calomel, Tvner's Ceret, Travoutlce.
Hlcra Picra, Oil AnU Gentian Root,
Stoughton’s Bitters, Sal. Nitre.
Mercurial Ointment in fmall boxes,
Anderfon’s Pills, Baliam Honey,
Harlacm Oil, Britifh Oil, Golden Tindure,
Godfrey’s Cordials, Turlington’s Baifam,
Volatile Salts, Batcman’a Drops
Liquoris Root and Juice,
EfTence of Burgaraoc,
Oil Lavender. Lavender Water,
Tooth Powder and Brufites.'
—A L S
A CHEST of excellent
Hyfon T E A.
Wilmington, September 3. 27—
ALL KINDS OF
^'Sold Commiflion, by
—Who has on
8000 excellent Laths.
September 3*. 27—
^ rj^UE JOXJRNALS of the
X Affembly arc now rea
dy to be deftvered at the Superior
JOHN HUSKE, Clerk.
Wilmington, July j6.
OR S A L E^ *
By the Printers hereof,
B egs leave to inform the public,
that he has taken the Shop lately
occupied by Mr. Sullivan where he in*
tends carrying on his bufinefs. Thofe
gentlemen who* may think proper to
employ him, may depend on their
commands being faithfully and punc
tual executed on the Ihortcft notice.
R E_ VV A R D.
O N Thurfday laft a Negro fellow
named TOM, late the property
of Colonel J. Leonard, murdered Mr»
John Leonard, of BrUnlwkk Countv,
at the plantation of Mr. Arthur Howe.
Tom is a fmall black fellow, about
twenty-one years of age, ftiittcrs mudi
in his fpccch, is a defigning artful fel
low, tells . a moft plaufible ftory, and
will try to get out of the dale. It is
iuppoied he was wounded in tbe head
by a guard placed at Mr. S. Lja.el's
laft Friday night. The above rewin d
will be given to any pci Ion whoap^ e-
hends him, by applviftg to Mr. Le\\iJ
M‘Pherfon, merchant, Wilmington,
or the fubfaiber in Bi unfwick County.
HE Subferibers rcqueftall perf »ns
having, any dema-ids agaiiik c: e
eftateoF the late JofiN Grangk, lea.
Efq. dcceaied, to render in tnci, re
counts to them as Ipeedilyas poili^je,
properly attefted, as they w?lh to have
the accounts againft the fa.d eltate ad-
jufted, that they may as foon as pofli-
ble difeharge the fame j and alio re-
queft all pcrlons indebted to faid eftate,
to make immediate payments, to pre
junJl . , • •n, ^
July 15, 17S8. 21 —
By the Commiffioners of the Naviga
tion, one hundred thoulaiid
WILLIAM NUTT, Clerk. ^
Wilmington, June II, 17S8.
B L A N K S,
OF VARIOUS KINDS, ,
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